The Dynamic Duo

Today is International Day of Friendship! In honor of this very special day we want to highlight a unique, loving friendship between Anchal co-founder and executive director Colleen Clines and  Vatsalya co-founder Jaimala Gupta.  The two met through like-minded work in 2010 and formed a business partnership–Vatsalya compliments Anchal’s income generating program by offering counseling […]


Louisville Launch Party – what a success!

The roadshow is in full swing! First stop – Louisville. This past Friday, we kicked off our summer roadshow at the ARCHITYPE Gallery on Frankfort Avenue. With open arms, the ladies at ARCHITYPE, Charlotte Stengel and Dena Wilson, welcomed us to come in and set-up shop. Displaying an array of quilts, blankets, and pillows in […]


Louisville – Here’s Your Chance to Change Seema’s Life

This one goes out to you Louisville. Today is your day to make a difference in the lives of one of Anchal’s artisans. We at Anchal challenge you to raise $1200 in honor of Seema, Louisville’s Featured Anchal Artisan. Why $1200? This will cover Seema’s costs of raising her children, as well as training and […]


Let’s Play Twenty Questions with Lauren

Ok – so maybe not 20 … we’ll stick to 5 as we get introduced to the newest member of the Anchal Team: Lauren Radziminski. 1. Give us the lowdown on yourself. Let me start this back at the beginning.  I was born in Brick, NJ.  However, since the age of 8, I’ve called Huntsville, Alabama […]


Women who rock–Nadine Gordimer

This past 13th of July saw the passing of a prominent writer, political activist and HIV/AIDS advocate from South Africa, Nadine Gordimer. A woman who had proven the old adage that the pen is mightier than the sword, Nadine Gordimer, “Through her magnificent epic writing has been a very great benefit to humanity”, said Alfred […]


#AnchalRoadshow –full itinerary announcement!

The dates are set and our bags are packed! The #AnchalRoadshow is kicking off THIS WEEK! And as many of you know, between July 25th & August 30th we will host six different POP-UP SHOWS! Here are the official locations & details for each pop-up show: Louisville, KY – Friday, July 25th – 6:00pm – […]

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Exclusive Anchal Tote!

We are excited to release the NEW anchal tote in addition to all of your Anchal favorites! Available only during the #AnchalRoadshow, these fun, all-purpose totes are a beautiful collaboration between Anchal artisans & Louisville artisans from Beaded Treasures. Each tote bag contains portions of  Kantha from India and is assembled by the talented women at Beaded […]


How do you summer?

Planning an exciting summer adventure? We want to hear about it! Share your summer tales with us & don’t forget to bring along the perfect travel companion — Anchal scarves & quilts. Whether your camping, taking a long flight to the beach or enjoying a road trip, wrapping up in an Anchal product keeps you warm […]

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What’s in a notebook? – Anchal Reflection

As the launch of our summer roadshow approaches, we wanted to share a quick story about an Anchal supporter coming full circle. As you may know, Anchal Project was founded in 2009 by 4 Rhode Island School of Design students. The four young women traveled to India for a class, chose to create a project based […]


Anchal Team Prepares to Hit the Road in Style

The #Anchalroadshow kicks off July 25, and we want you to be a part of it! Follow cofounder Colleen, along with Maggie, Tess and Anchal interns Corinne and Julianne as they embark on a mission for women, with an aim to spread the cutting-edge fashion of the products and more importantly— awareness for the cause! […]